Fed-up MH370 families to hunt for debris in Madagascar
Police were reportedly showing the children pictures of the dead in an effort to identify their parents.
A fracture in the track is thought to have caused the Indore-Patna Express to derail on November 19, sending the carriages crashing into each other and leaving some twisted beyond recognition. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu addressed a rowdy crowd of lawmakers in the lower house of parliament, promising to a thorough investigation.
India’s railway network, one of the world’s largest, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents occur relatively frequently. – RELATIVES of MH370 passengers will travel to Madagascar next month in hopes of re-kindling efforts to find and recover seaborne debris from the illfated Malaysia Airlines jet, next-of-kin association Voice370 said yesterday.
The Boeing 777 jet was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. It is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean, but an extensive deep-sea hunt off Australia’s west coast has so far failed to find a single piece of debris from the plane, with the search set to end by early 2017.
Voice370 has repeatedly complained about the lack of a coordinated search in the western Indian Ocean and along the African coast despite the recovery there of several pieces of debris which were either confirmed or declared highly likely to have come from MH370.
“Despite these hugely important finds, there has been no systematic, organised search by any responsible party,” the group said.
“This leaves the next-of-kin no other choice but to take it upon ourselves to do something to find answers and closure.”
Seven next-of-kin will visit Madagascar from December 3 to 11 to raise awareness, urge search efforts by local organisations and the public, and look for debris themselves.
Many families are sceptical the right area is being searched, and Voice370 has previously called for a full public re-examination of satellite data that was used to determine the site of the suspected crash.
The scattered seaborne fragments of MH370 found closer to Africa confirmed the plane went down but have shed no light on what caused the jumbo jet to inexplicably divert off-course.
The first piece of debris found from MH370 – a 2-metre wing part known as a flaperon – washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion in July 2015.
Since then a range of debris linked to the flight has been found along western Indian Ocean shorelines. –
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